DIY How To Make A String Art Scotty Dog

I was perusing Pinterest the other night and I came across an interesting and intriguing art form, String Art. I had never really looked at it much, but became very interested in some of the designs. I found myself scrolling through thousands of different artist's works.

I contacted one of the artists to inquire about purchasing a Scotty Dog art piece using string art.  The response was $47 plus shipping. I thought, "For that price, surely I can do that myself!"

So I thanked the woman and proceeded to go into DIY mode.

I fired up the computer and googled how to do this project. After reading numerous DIY pages, confident in my plan, I headed to the local craft store. It can't be that hard, right?

So here's what you need for the Scotty Dog String Art Project:

  1. Crochet thread or embroidering floss (100 yard)
  2. Box of 3/4 inch nails with heads to use for wrapping the string
  3. Piece of wood appropriate for the project.  I chose a piece of pine already cut into a heart shape.
  4. Template image for your art project
  5. Nail Hammer
  6. Pliers
  7. Scissors
  8. Ruler (to help you position the template on the board)

I found the string in my chose color and a piece of wood that would work for my little project at the local craft store. The craft store didn't have the nails, so I got back in the car and stopped at Home Depot for the nails and headed home, excited to start my project.

Once home I gathered the hammer, pliers, ruler and scissors and then fired up the computer to make my template to put on the wood.

I placed the template on where I wanted it and took a nail out and started working it around. I placed the nails about half a centimeter apart. 

I hammered away.

Went all the way around the dog.



Once all the way around, I ripped the template off and started using the cord to go around the nails. I tied a knot on the end to hold the string so it would be tight.  There was no rhyme or reason to the string placement.  I just did what felt right.. I used white to make my Westie, Maggie. Maggie loves pink so I gave her a pink collar, And here's how she turned out.

I was pretty pleased with  the results of my first attempt.

So to recap, I have about $10 worth of supplies and 1.5 hours of time invested. 

What do you think?

Penny

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Penny Shurte

Penny Shurte is a freelance photographer out of Beavercreek, Ohio. She is an avid gardener, a lover of traveling, a wife, caregiver, a pet mom and a person that can make you smile. You just never know where you might find her or what she might be getting into and writing about.


Penny Shurte is a freelance photographer out of Beavercreek, Ohio. She is an avid gardener, a lover of traveling, a wife, caregiver, a pet mom and a person that can make you smile. You just never know where you might find her or what she might be getting into and writing about.